Writings

Good Isn’t Good Enough

If you are willing to satisfy people with good enough, you can make just about everybody happy. If you delight people and create change that lasts, you’re going to offend those that hate change in all its forms. Your... Read More »
Thomas Leu | 11 October 2012 | Psychology | No Comments   

Tom Leu on Rockford College Radio

I’m interviewed on the Rockford College Radio show Rockford Originals by Vince Chiarelli from June 2012. Tom talks about his music (bands and books), the Ground Level TV show, and his speaking business among other things. ************************ Vince:   Hello, and thank... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 June 2012 | "Conversations with Tom", Podcasts | No Comments   

Go Your Own Way

This short video is of Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Outliers) discussing the band Fleetwood Mac’s story as an illustration of the – often – very long time it takes to truly become great at something. The comment below it prompted my reponse that follows:... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 June 2012 | Psychology | 1 Comment   

Juicy

Despite what the world tries to tell us and sell us time and time again… Life can get better. People can change. People can recover. People can achieve happiness and contentment in life. People can improve their circumstances and... Read More »
Tom Leu | 08 June 2012 | Psychology, Recovery | No Comments   

Ad-DICK-tion

You know who they are… Those who make an exception not to be an asshole. Those who derive pleasure by causing other people pain. Those who stir shit up just for kicks. Those who COMPLAIN about everyone and everything, but do nothing... Read More »
Tom Leu | 06 June 2012 | Psychology, Recovery | No Comments   

Movers & Shakers

You know the type… Those ambitious people whose actions make it seem like everyone else is standing still. Those who are always going and doing and accomplishing things. Those who consistently make things happen. Those over-achievers who sometimes, if you’re... Read More »
Tom Leu | 10 May 2012 | Psychology | No Comments   

The Pretender

We’ve all got just two choices: 1) Get in the game and play, (or) 2) Give into the game and pretend. It’s really that black and white… The “game” = your one and only life that includes your endeavors,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 May 2012 | Psychology | No Comments   

Lovers & Haters

To escape criticism… do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” ~ Elbert Hubbard As a creator of any kind of content, the middle-ground is the dead zone. Getting lovers gets you haters. For the same reasons that you cause some to... Read More »
Tom Leu | 22 April 2012 | Psychology | No Comments   

Tool Time-Part 2

In Tool Time-Part 1, I strongly recommended embracing the 3R’s to avoid being a “tool” much of the time. I was simply advocating doing what you say you will do, when you say you will do it. Here in Part 2, I’m... Read More »
Tom Leu | 10 April 2012 | Psychology | No Comments   

Tool Time-Part 1

I see it and hear it everywhere, all of the time. Chronic, crappy communication happening between people offline and online via voice mail, email, text, tweet, nonverbal, and face-to-face interactions everyday, in every way. This is Tool Time… Most aren’t... Read More »
Tom Leu | 29 February 2012 | Psychology | No Comments   

Action Over Apprehension

Think about this: Knowing how to run assumes you’re already walking.  In terms of success in life, many people think they’re running when in fact they’re barely walking; some aren’t even standing yet. So how do you turn your passion into... Read More »
Tom Leu | 14 February 2012 | Psychology | No Comments   

Nobody from Nowhere?

The internet (and now, social media) is the great equalizer especially if you are a “nobody from nowhere” – someone without a famous pedigree, a fat wallet, or exceptional circumstances. Nothing has leveled the playing field giving us all access... Read More »
Thomas Leu | 13 February 2012 | Psychology | No Comments   

Willis Power?

I see and hear so many posts and announcements proclaiming people’s big and small life decisions made because it’s “obedience to god’s will for my life.” Really? “Whatchu talkin ’bout Willis?” This is yet another episode airing on the Delusion... Read More »
Tom Leu | 23 December 2011 | Psychology | No Comments   

Tom Leu on the WJJO Local Stage

Check out my appearance on the WJJO Local Stage radio show in Madison, WI from July 2004 talking about the Musician’s Corner®, my band Suite Oblivion, and the Ground Level TV show with host, Susan Masino: Stay tuned-in…     Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 July 2004 | "Conversations with Tom", Podcasts | No Comments   

Tom Leu on For The Record Radio Show

Check out my appearance on Samm Brown’s For The Record radio show in Los Angeles, CA from August 2003 talking about the Musician’s Corner® with hosts, Samm Brown and Pamela Oland: Stay tuned-in…     Read More »
Tom Leu | 15 August 2003 | "Conversations with Tom", Podcasts | No Comments   
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